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Environmental Horticulture

Editorial Team

  • Wagner Vendrame - Editor
  • Dean Kopsell - Chair, Approver
  • aaguirre1 - ICS Editor


Ginger, Galangal, and Turmeric Production in Florida

EP638/ENH1374by Paul Fisher, Rosanna Freyre, Celina Gómez, Brian Pearson, Tatiana Sanchez-Jones, Shawn Steed, Wanda Laughlin, Robert Hochmuth, Jeff Wasielewski, Deah Lieurance, Carrie Harmon, Mathews Paret, Lance Osborne, Kevin Athearn, Steven Sargent, Mengzi ZhangAugust 9th, 2023Ginger, galangal, and turmeric (Figure 1) are emerging crops for Florida production. All of these plants are in the Zingiberaceae family and share most aspects of their production. This publication describes production in containers or the field under Florida conditions to help guide growers interested in ginger, turmeric, and galangal production or expanding their market. All species have been evaluated by the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas (UF/IFAS Assessment) using the Predictive Tool (an invasion risk assessment) and all present a low risk of invasion in Florida ( Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Layout and Design Considerations for a Wholesale Container Nursery

EP034/CIR558by Christine E. Russo, Thomas H. Yeager, Dewayne L. Ingram, and Shawn T. SteedJune 22nd, 2023The purpose of this publication is to provide nursery professionals considering expansions or those aspiring to start a nursery business with a framework for planning and implementing efficient nursery layouts. Written by Christine E. Russo, Thomas H. Yeager, Dewayne L. Ingram, and Shawn T. Steed, and published by the UF/IFAS Department of Environmental Horticulture, revised June 2023.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Weeds as Indicators of Soil Conditions in Lawns and Landscapes

EP634/ENH1370by Norma Samuel and Chris MarbleMay 8th, 2023The purpose of this publication is to provide examples of weeds commonly found under certain environmental conditions. While weeds can be an indicator of a certain condition, some weed species can thrive in many different environments and are indicated in the following tables with an asterisk. For example, spotted spurge (Euphorbia maculata) can be indicative of a dry site, but it will grow and spread very well in sites that are over-irrigated also. The presence of one or two weed species is not necessarily diagnostic to a specific cultural problem, but heavy infestations or the presence of multiple species that prefer a particular condition could indicate that cultural practices should be altered.Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

El riego de los patios de Florida

EP635/ENH9Sby L. E. Trenholm, J. B. Unruh. M. Schiavon y A. Fernanda Arevalo AlvarengaApril 24th, 2023El riego es una de las prácticas culturales más importantes para nuestro césped. Debido a que el agua es un recurso limitado y es vital para la salud del césped, es muy importante que se realice correctamente. Esta publicación está destinada a propietarios de casas y encargados de céspedes que quieren saber cómo optimizar el riego de sus patios.Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation

Common Wetland and Aquatic Plants of Lake Apopka, Florida (USA)

EP627/ENH1363by Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Laura Reynolds, Charles W. Martin, Christine Rohal, Ryan Goebel, and Jodi SlaterMarch 9th, 2023A UF/IFAS numbered publication. Critical Issue: Water Quality and Conservation